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Sunday, May 19, 2024

#FridayFive: 5 shows not to miss in Halifax (February 27- March 5)

Here is what we are most excited about this week on Halifax stages.

Here are five shows we are most excited about this week on Halifax stages:

1The 7th annual Halifax Black Film Festival (until Feb 26) continues with in-person and online screenings celebrating African Heritage Month with 70 films from 10 countries.

Aisha opens the 2023 Halifax Black Film Festival.
Aisha opens the 2023 Halifax Black Film Festival.

2Alt-folk Canadiana artist Kylie Fox (Feb 27) takes to the Stage at St. Andrew’s with Halifax-based singer-songwriter Kye Clayton as part of its The Stage Mondays, shining a spotlight on female and gender-diverse musicians.

Kylie Fox with Kye Clayton
Kylie Fox with Kye Clayton

3Ceclia Concerts celebrates International Women’s Week with Pianomania! (Mar 4) featuring four female prize-winning concert pianists performing works of both classical and contemporary music.

Pianomania! features pianist Silvie Cheng, alongside Montréal-based Isabelle David, Berlin-based Julia Hamos, and multiple prize-winning Baltimore-based pianist Susan Zhang.
Pianomania! features pianist Silvie Cheng, alongside Montréal-based Isabelle David, Berlin-based Julia Hamos, and multiple prize-winning Baltimore-based pianist Susan Zhang.

4Host, curator, and pianist Jennifer King welcomes Symphony Nova Scotia’s principal second violinist Isabelle Fournier (Mar 5), performing a diverse array of works in a sensory-accessible concert.

Sensory-Accessible Concert: Violinist Isabelle Fournier & pianist Jennifer King
Sensory-Accessible Concert: violinist Isabelle Fournier & pianist Jennifer King

5The Centre for Sound Communities presents world-renowned bandura player Julian Kytasty and singers Marcia Ostashewski and Alina Kuzm in Bandura’s Journey: Musical Fragments from Five Centuries (Mar 5).

Bandura's Journey: Musical Fragments from Five Centuries
Bandura’s Journey: Musical Fragments from Five Centuries
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